In this 30-second video, Charles Herr describes how the Spanish word “pausadamente” captures the feel of what it is like to be “pauseful”.
There’s a word in the Spanish language that we don’t really have an equivalent for in English. The word is “pausadamente”. It beautifully expresses a quality of taking your time, proceeding with reflectiveness, deliberateness, with a kind of dignity and not taking a pause, but being “pauseful” when we act and speak.
Charles F. Herr, PhD, clinical psychologist, retired in 2013 from 18 years at Gouverneur Healthcare in New York City, where he served as director of Psychological Services and director of Internship Training. he is now in part time private practice. In addition to Focusing, he is extensively involved in the Nonviolent Communication community in New York.